In the Midnight Hour > Bertha, Walkin' Blues, Tennessee Jed, My Brother Esau, Big Railroad Blues, Looks Like Rain, Mississippi Half-Step, Promised Land Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain > Samson and Delilah, Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Drums > Space > Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad > I Need a Miracle > Wharf Rat > Turn on Your Lovelight; Encore: Brokedown Palace
SBD > Reel Master > DATs; Transfer, by jbraveman: DAT 60ES > M-Audio Audiophile USB > CDWAV > Goldwave (normalization and minor edits) > CDWAV > mkwACT
I'm surprised that nobody has reviewed this show. This is the last of a 3 night run, commonly referred to as the 20th anniversary shows. The sbd is good quality and has a good balance. The first set is strong but no better. The second set is interesting for the break out of Cryptical Envelopment, getting dusting off for the first time in 14 years...2nd set opens with a good Scarlet-Fire, Samson is played well (85 is a very good year for Samson)...next is Cryptical, I'm sorry to report that it's not very good...Jeryy plays it like he's drunk and the band doesn't sound in tune or in sync, listen to the aud for the crowd reaction and I'm sure they couldn't care less about the blown lyrics I'm sure...well low and behold, in classic Dead style, they segue into one of the best Other Ones of the 80s...smoking version features a few musical hints of the days of yore...the Cryptical reprise is better, still weakly sung by Jerry, but they get into a pretty outro jam into drums...GDTRFB is a high energy choice post drums...this is a show worth listening to for posterity and for the Other One...